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We Can Still Help Afghanistan - By Letting the Taliban Collapse

  Friday, January 19, 2024

By Dr. Michael Rubin

Humanitarian aid isn’t preventing starvation or hardship, but it is propping up the regime.

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - On August 31,  2021, President  Joe Biden took to a podium at the White House to announce  the end of a  war.  “Last night in Kabul,  the United States ended  20  years of war in Afghanistan - the longest war in...


Herat: Manifestation of Iranian Civilisation

  Thursday, January 18, 2024

Ezzatollah Zarghami, the Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism for the Islamic Republic of Iran, extends his message on the occasion of the Night of Herat event, delivered by Dr. Maryam Jalali, Deputy of Handicrafts in the ministry.

‏In the name of...

Shifting Dynamics in Afghanistan's Diplomacy: Perspectives from the Herat Security Dialogue

  Tuesday, December 05, 2023

By General Asad Durrani

Afghan Institute of Strategic Studies (AISS) was founded two decades back under the aegis of the then President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai. Herat Security Dialogue is its flagship annual event participated by some well known Af...

Afghan Men's Moral Obligations Regarding the Taliban's Ban on Girls' Education

  Tuesday, October 17, 2023

By Mohammad Noman Baber 

The 20th century was marked by a period of profound global transformation, with significant changes in the political, social, economic, and human rights spheres. Afghanistan, despit...

Taliban's Growing Restrictions on Women: A Sign of Nostalgia?

  Monday, October 09, 2023

By Mohammad Noman Baber 

As governments shift, so do the rules and principles of governance. They then align with the preferences of the ruling authority. In this context, the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on...

The Taliban Regime was Not Inevitable – Afghanistan’s Historical and Cultural Legacy and Efforts to Revive It

  Wednesday, October 04, 2023

By Dr. Davood Moradian

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and ensuing Taliban’s conquest have unleashed humanitarian, security, and geopolitical upheavals in the region. While the people of Afghanistan, particularly its women, bear the brunt of the unfol...